An ordinance organizing the “,” by the City Council
Sec 1 Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , That the inhabitants of the City of , and such citizens of as may unite by voluntary enrollment, be, and they are hereby organized into a body of military men to be called the “Nauvoo Legion,” as contemplated in the 25th Section of “An act to incorporate the City of ” approved December 16th 1840
Sec. 2. The Legion shall be and is hereby, is divided into two Cohorts,— the horse troops to constitute the First Cohort, and the foot troops to constitute the Second Cohort.
Sec. 3. The General officers of the Legion shall consist of a Lieutenant General, as chief commanding and reviewing officer, and President of the Court Martial, and Legion; a Major General as second in command of the Legion, the secratary of the Court Martial, and Legion, and Adjutant and Inspector General; a Brigadier General as Commander of the First Cohort; and [p. 2]